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Basketmakers share their unique talents
White oak baskets in various stages of construction are shared by artist Sue Williams at a recent session. She and Barbara Kucharski are a team from the Tennessee Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program.
The artistry of making white oak baskets has been a long tradition in Warren and neighboring Cannon County. In fact, many baskets and chairs were made by families as a means of survival during the Depression. According to historians, the items were traded to shopkeepers for necessities, while in turn the owners sold the treasures in larger cities for a profit.